The Turbulant 60's

  • Peace Corps

    JFK establishes the Peace Corps.
  • Bay of Pigs

    US backed Bay of Pigs is crushed by the Cubans.
  • Orbiting Earth

    John Glenn becomes the first person to orbit the Earth.
  • steel

    President Kennedy forces steel industries to roll back price hike.
  • cuban missile crisis

    cuban missile crisis puts us on the brink of a nuclear war.
  • Test BAn Treaty

    US, great britain, and USSR sign the limited nuclear test ban treaty.
  • JFK

    JFK is assinated.
  • Johnson

    Johnson is sworn in as president.
  • poverty

    Johnson declares war on poverty.
  • gulf of tonkin resolution

    congress passes gulf of tonkin resolution.
  • 1964 election

    Johnson wins the 1964 election by a landslide.
  • Vietnam

    Johnson commits 50 thousand american troops to combat in vietnam.
  • medicare and medicaid

    congress enacts medicare and medicaid.
  • NOW

    national organization for women (NOW) is formed.
  • 6 day war

    israel wins six day war in the middle east
  • detriot riots

    riots in detriot kill 43, injure 2 thousand and leave 5 thousand homeless.
  • Vietcong

    vietcong launch the offensive.
  • re-election?

    Johnson announces he will not be running for re-election.
  • MLK Jr assination

    Martin Luther King Jr is assiniated in Memphis
  • kennedy assination

    Robert Kennedy is assinated in LA.